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Rory McIlroy A Blue-Chip Get For Travelers Championship Field

Rory McIlroy A Blue-Chip Get For Travelers Championship Field

After hearing Rory McIlroy had committed Friday to play in the Travelers Championship, tournament director Nathan Grube said, "There's no doubt there's a pop to it."

Make that a boom.

Landing the No. 3-ranked golfer in the world, a former No. 1 for 95 weeks and winner of four majors was a huge achievement for the Travelers Championship. The golf fans' smiles in Connecticut and at the Travelers office in Hartford were ubiquitous Friday.

"We've had great players in our tenure," said Andy Bessette, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Travelers. "Bubba [Watson] was No. 3 or 4 in the world, three Olympians [Watson, Patrick...

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